Mon, Dec 06|
OIC Big Read for Fall 2021 (Dec 6)
Book Discussion Group of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Time & Location
Dec 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
The Oakwood Inclusion Coalition will host its second Big Read book discussion of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion virtually on Monday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Several copies of The Righteous Mind are available on request at Wright Library’s checkout desk. Call and reserve one today! Dayton Metro Library has ebook versions immediately available.
In the book, Haidt, a social psychologist and professor at NYU, examines how morality is shaped by emotion and intuition more than by reasoning, and why differing political groups have different notions of right and wrong.
Haidt cites as one of the motivations for writing his book a fear that our political divisions are hardening into mutual incomprehension and dysfunction. His mission aligns with the OIC’s mission to encourage people, in all their diversity, to strive toward better mutual understanding.